Ashworth Awards Becomes Official Awards Partner of Running USA

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (December 3, 2009) - Running USA, the national industry non-profit organization, has announced that Ashworth Awards is its Official Awards Partner through 2012 as well as a presenting sponsor of Running USA 2010: The Industry Conference set for January 31 to February 2 at the renowned La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California.

Extra places & discount available for Iceland Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

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As the temptation of Christmas indulgence grows ever closer, there’s still time to set yourself a fitness challenge with a difference, by booking a place on Across the Divide’s Iceland Ultra Marathon to raise money for a charity of choice.

Iceland Ultra Adventure experience specialist, Across the Divide, has announced that it has secured an additional 30 places for this tough mountain adventure challenge. The extra places have the added incentive of an exclusive £50 discount per person when booked before the 1 January 2010.

Hal Koerner Joins The North Face Athlete Team

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The North Face reinforces its ultrarunning heritage, welcoming one of the world’s best runners to its team - SAN LEANDRO, California—December 2, 2009— The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced ultrarunner Hal Koerner has joined its global athlete team. The North Face has a team of more than 60 professional global athletes which includes runners, snowboarders, skiers, rock climbers and mountaineers.


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Westlake Village , CA  K-Swiss, an innovator in performance product since its inception in 1966, continues to expand its commitment to the running market with the opening of its first U.S.-based running retail store in Santa Monica, California.  The iconic California-sport footwear and apparel brand will leverage the new retail location to elevate the brand’s presence leading up to and during the LA Marathon in March 2010 as the race’s official footwear and apparel sponsor.

Ryan and Sara Hall named Visa Humanitarian Athletes of the Year

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INDIANAPOLIS - 2008 Olympian Ryan Hall and his wife, 1,500m runner Sara Hall, who in 2009 started The STEPS Foundation, have been named Visa Humanitarian Athletes of the Year by USA Track & Field.

The Halls will be honored on Saturday, December 5 at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind. The event is held in conjunction with USA Track & Field's 2009 Annual Meeting.